Reusable printed gift wrapping
NOTE: If you’d like to make your own wrapping, you must buy a ticket. If you are simply accompanying a child, you don’t need a ticket for yourself.
About the problem
Australians alone use over 150,000 kilometres of wrapping paper each Christmas. That’s enough to wrap around the Earth’s equator almost four times. Add to this the massive volume of paper used in bigger countries across Europe, the UK and the Americas, and you start to understand the size of the festive paper problem.
Eco-friendly alternatives to paper wrapping include squares of fabric, newspapers, reusable gift bags, even pillow cases and tea towels. These can be prettied up with bows, baubles, and other decorations to make truly beautiful and durable wrapping.
About the session
In this workshop, you’ll learn to make your own bespoke gift wrapping using secondhand fabric, specialty printing dyes, and a vintage ‘camera-less’ photographic process that harnesses the power of the sun. Save waste and create your own festive, personalised wrapping that is truly unique and will serve you for years to come.
Suitable for all ages, but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note: This activity uses non-toxic dyes that WILL NOT wash off clothing. We recommend you wear old clothing or an apron. Staining of hands may occur, but the dye will fade in a day or two.
Presented by SHIFT and A Fitting Connection
Katrina and the team from A Fitting Connection have over 20 years experience in fashion and textile design and production. They have a passion for sustainable fashion and raising awareness of the growing problem around textile waste. Their workshops help people reduce their clothes consumption by reinvigorating wardrobes and giving items new life as upcycled gifts and accessories.
Generously funded by a Community Fund grant from Nillumbik Shire Council